A Block Successive Upper Bound Minimization Method of Multipliers for Linearly Constrained Convex Optimization

Consider the problem of minimizing the sum of a smooth convex function and a separable nonsmooth convex function subject to linear coupling constraints. Problems of this form arise in many contemporary applications including signal processing, wireless networking and smart grid provisioning. Motivated by the huge size of these applications, we propose a new class of … Read more

Alternating direction method of multipliers for sparse zero-variance discriminant analysis and principal component analysis

We consider the task of classification in the high-dimensional setting where the number of features of the given data is significantly greater than the number of observations. To accomplish this task, we propose sparse zero-variance discriminant analysis (SZVD) as a method for simultaneouslyperforming linear discriminant analysis and feature selection on high-dimensional data. This method combines … Read more